Photo courtesy by Mary Martin Antique Postcards Facebook page
Written by Nathan Wertheimer
Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds is hosting the Orlando International Paper & Postcard Expo promoted by Mary L. Martin (MLM) held on Friday, January 13, 2017, from 10am – 5pm and Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 10am – 4pm. Admission at the door is $5.00. This show is a must see for serious papers and postcards collectors. MLM claims to have one of the largest postcard inventories in the world, with more than 1,000,000 cards in stock at all times.
Here is a little history about Mary L. Martin LTD. Mary L. Martin Ltd. Postcards is a family owned and operated business, and also the largest postcard shop in the entire world. Started over forty years ago by Mary L. Martin, she quickly became known around the world as an expert in antique and rare postcards (deltiology). Today, her daughter continues the namesake, and has become known for having the same expertise her mother possessed. Having written over twenty-five books on the subject of postcards, it is no wonder that when people think “postcards”, they think “Mary L. Martin”. Mary and her son Joe now run the business. MLM has multiple locations including this location in Havre De Grace, Bay Side Antiques. Stop in and say hello! Their company history was found on there company Facebook about page.
The Central Florida Fairgrounds is an easy drive anywhere in Central Florida. Just take Colonial Drive (Highway 50) going west from Downtown Orlando. They are located at 4603 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808. There is plenty of free parking near the event building.
If you’re a new or an avid paper or postcard collector this is the place to be this weekend. One will find rows and rows of dealers selling many various colors, styles, and antique cards. Prices will vary depending on the characteristic of each paper or postcard. Some prices on postcards maybe negotiable just ask the dealer. Besides the paper and postcards, there are also collector supplies to preserve the valuable papers. It is worth the time and money to preserve these papers for years to come.
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Sources of information from Central Florida Fairgrounds, Mary L. Martin LTD website and Facebook pages